2014 Toyota Tacoma Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
Despite a light freshening for 2012, Tacoma was beginning to show its age at this point. Still, the utilitarian, practically bulletproof machine excels in hauling, towing, and off-road use—though not much else. The smooth and punchy V6 powertrain is a saving grace. Still though, for everyday driving or commuting, the Tacoma feels dated and uncomfortable.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard from 2003. ESC, side and head protection air bags standard from 2009. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
Road Test

Despite a light freshening for 2012, Tacoma was beginning to show its age at this point. Still, the utilitarian, practically bulletproof machine excels in hauling, towing, and off-road use—though not much else. The smooth and punchy V6 powertrain is a saving grace. Still though, for everyday driving or commuting, the Tacoma feels dated and uncomfortable. Clumsy handling makes it a chore to drive and the unsettled ride is fatiguing. Ingress is tricky because of the cabin's high floor and low roof. These also severely compromise the driving position. The rust-free composite bed is a handy and practical feature. Limited cornering capabilities and long stopping distances contributed to its low score in our road tests.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (159 hp)
  • 4-liter V6 (236 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Toyota Tacoma owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The backup camera is also the music system on the 2014 Tacoma. It broke and cost me $500 to replace with a rebuilt one."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The screen for the backup camera, radio controls, home screen, etc., first froze, then disappeared and went blank. Took it to the dealer and it popped back on before I got to the dealer. They checked it and could find nothing wrong with it. Two days after the checkup, it went blank again, and I lost radio control, radio, phone connection, mapping, android auto, and the backup camera. Have not had time to go back to get it checked again."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Backup camera stopped operating. Might be connected to the loss of the screen. Quit, came back on for two days, stopped working again and has been out for a month."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Back up monitor hard to see in bright sunlight. Display hard to see when lights are on during the day/evening"

William M., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Updates pushed through the satellite system (I think), from Toyota caused the display to freeze and to indicate my iPhone was "calling itself." When I question Toyota about it their response was they do "push" updates, but I should take it to the dealer and pay for a complete update. This is "nuts" I have to pay for a problem Toyota caused!"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"When in use the screens locks up and the only way to get it to work is to turn off the stereo and turn it back on. It has happened about 4 times in about 11 months. We will have it looked at during the next regular service"

Charlene C., NV (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Needs to be recalled and replaced. When it freezing the volume keeps increasing"

Linda B., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"I have nothing good to say about Toyota."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The screen freezes up and will not let you use GPS, adjust radio, adjust any volume, use CD player or make any electronic changes the entertainment/GPS system. To reset you must turn car off or hold volume on/off button down to reboot the entire system."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Out of the blue the screen would freeze and I would have to restart the radio (reboot)"

Mark B., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The computer would reset, so the music would stop playing, the display screen would go blank, and the computer would go through its start up routine again like when we have just started the car. This might happen 3 times just in a 20 minute drive. The dealer was able to fix it"

Linda S., MT (2014 Toyota Tacoma)

"start vehicle screen goes blank or driving along and radio will turn itself off and restart or screen freezes up and u cannot un freeze it until u turn off vehicle and restart.it"

Randolph H., GA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"goes black, shut off and turn on clears it"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"System will spontaneously reboot"

Stan C., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"After several months, the Entune system required a software update. Installing the new software required confirming that the intermittent problem actually existed. After several discussions with the service manager, the software was installed and t"

Ray T., TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"All part of the same problem. Screen went blank and did not come back on. Had it checked, but it is back off and not working."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Same as the others. It might be connected to the screen going out. Screen quit working and went blank. Came on for two days, then went back off for the last month."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Would happen when cab was hot or driving down the road"

Mark B., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"I would get a connection error or the head unit would not recognize my iPhone 5 or 6 when plugged into USB. I had the USB plug replaced and have had better but not perfect results"

Patrick E., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The interface for the radio/backup camera is a constant problem that no technician has been able to fix. Not to metion the speakers are terrible sounding."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Given the cost of the system, I would expect it to perform at least as well as a $100 Garmin dash top, it does not. Maps are out of date when delivered, updates are annual and expensive. It will sometimes route you to a wrong location"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Already been replaced. Still freezes still not working properly won't pair with phone very very unstaisfied with getting it fixed. Sometimes it freezes and you have to pull the car over to shut I down. It locks up. Needs recall and better units put"

Linda B., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Maps were out of date, no update was available"

Stan C., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"it is not reliable"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The entire radio system in the Tacoma is way too complicated and it never saves your preferences. For example, when pairing my iPhone with the radio, it continues to transfer all of my contacts, call history, etc. when I have set this to "off" a hundred times. Also, I never use the voice command especially for anything paired"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"When used from two phone back-up system will be mess up"

Nghiem N., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Radio

"The radio continually stops working and reboots. Happens multiple times within a 10 minute drive. Very problematic, especially if your on a hands free phone call"

Anonymous, ID (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The entire info/entertainment system locks up intermittently. You can not even turn the radio off or use any part of the system without rebooting the system."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"WILL NOT WORK HAD TO REPLACE RADIO, CD, BACK UP CAMERA."

Peter K., MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Software update fixes

"the entune system would not connect to Bluetooth and would not update. I had to take it to the dealer to reset it."

Paul L., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Speakers

"Cuts in and out"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Voice control commands

"when using horn voice command is activated and all electronics shut done till cancelled"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"wrong feedback, misunderstood my commands"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota replaced the head of the system and that took care of all issues."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The cab weather-stripping was not seated properly in the channel. This created wind noise at speeds above 65 mph. Toyota fixed the problem after a second visit and their car wash wash pulled it out of the channel"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Door part # 67861-04062 weatherstrip Frt passenger door was replaced by local dealer. Wind coming crossing the vehicle from driver to passenger side at highway speeds (65-75mph) was creating air noise coming in the top of the passenger door. TSB BD1615 T1-91/T2-57"

Dale G., OK (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Driver side door at top rear isn't sealed properly and allows wind noise at highway speeds"

Jared C., MS (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Weather-stripping on front windshield, recently had water come into the cab from the windshield while in a car wash."

Jace H., MT (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"I have noticeable interior creaks most of the time when I drive the vehicle. I'm pretty sure that the creaks were cause by the numerous 4 wheel drive roads that I drive (my vehicle is a 4x, and I purchased it to drive on rough 4x roads)"

Greg G., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Vehicle extremely noise interior problem pronounced when operating in wet conditions"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The clutch linkage started sqeaking about two months ago"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Rear springs creak and groan over bumps"

Randy B., SK (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"I often drive my 4x Tacoma on dirt roads, some of which are very rugged. I suspect that the squeaks and rattles are a result of my off road use of the vehicle."

Greg G., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"My clutch pedal squeaks during regular use in all conditions."

Jace H., MT (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"New brakes squeaked like crazy. We had to have them replaced. They now squeak a bit."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma)
Wind noise

"Wind noise around door seals during crosswind. Also, extreme high pitched noise emitted intermittently from front of windshield when traveling at highway speed with strong front quartering wind"

Douglas S., WI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"wind noise from access door seals"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Extreme wind noise at high speed in high cross winds. There is loud whistle especially from the passenger front window. No repair currently available"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"When the wind is blowing hard on the highway and I am driving 75 mph sometimes the two front side windows will squeal"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"windshield noise in strong cross wind or at high speeds"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"quite noisy when running fast"

Nghiem N., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"When going over 80 miles an hour, there is a noise that seems to be created by some kind of intake. Dealer seemed unconcerned when there for service. So I don't drive it that fast anymore and I have no problem"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"From new there has been a bit of wind noise from the driver's side rear window."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Loud siren type noise occasionally when driving in strong crosswind. Extra cab wind noise from door seals"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"When driving in windy conditions (which is frequent for us) a loud howling noise comes from outside the driver and passenger windows. Dealer said this is somewhat common and suggested we install air deflectors. They looked and seemed cheap to us so we didn't have them installed and just live with the noise."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base Unsure)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"WHEN PARKED THE AIR COMPRESSOR DOES NOT COOL AIR MUCH, EVEN ON HIGH IT DOES NOT GET COLD/CHILLED"

Perry S., TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Quit working"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed completely and needed new compressor, clutch, freon and labor. Under extended warranty...no cost."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"It sucks to have the AC break down, it's hot on the west coast"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"quit working without any notice"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor stopped working, had it replaced under warranty all is well"

Cheryl S., GA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Fan only worked on high setting. Had to replace resistor and burned out wiring harness. Works fine now."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"This started in the last year. The AC was not working as well and then the blower would stop periodically. It could be restarted by hitting the glove compartment."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Blower Motor Power Plug gradually lost good electrical contact due to overheating. Had to replace. Blower motor resistor failed and caused blower motor to run at high speed only. Re- Soldered resistor on module and it started working again and has continued to work for four months."

Greg P., FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator needed to be replaced and becuase of it location behind the dashboard it was labor intensive so the total repair cost was very high."

Greg P., FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Mfr failure to design vents to prevent entry by squirrels and mice"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"takes forever to heat up and defrost windows"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"INCONSISTENT COOLING DUE TO LOW REFRIGERENT"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak at hose, poor routing/attach point."

W R., GA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"trim molding became loose, dealer glued it back on, one year later it feel off altogether. Dealer didn't want to cover repair till I threatened to go to Toyota"

Chris R., PA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The Black 2 top rubber trims fall off when going through a car wash. Also the rear (both) mud flaps are loose and one has fallen off. they are too long"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Rubber trim on the roof came loose and had to be replaced"

Joe K., CO (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Roof molding came loose then off several times even after dealer replaced it"

Chris R., PA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"something eating thru clearcoat on hood and roof"

Randolph H., GA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The paint on the hood of the truck and also the roof is beginning to fad..We wash and wax it every other month and still it is doing this"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint peeling around gas fill up door"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Right side, at lower window area 2 years started, have not fixed yet."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"near wheel body trim areas"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Plastic sill plate on drivers side rubbed through paint which eventually lead to rusting"

Carl P., NL (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"Malfunctioning brake sensor caused Cruise Control to turn off after any stop."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Burnt out bulb"

Chalmers C., FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Both tail light sockets allowed the bulb to come loose and were replaced under warranty."

Richard G., MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Infotainment/navigation system shuts down without warning. Appears to be a short in the system as it completely powers down on its own"

Jesse B., SC (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Very minor, but consistent and annoying. The left headlight has an intermittent connection. I have to pop the hood and wiggle it for most trips. I have fiddled around with it, but it persists. Hardly a big issue."

Mark D., MI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Horn

"Quit working. Dealer diagnosed the problem as being a plate switch located within the steering column."

Ron A., TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Driver side power door lock failed at 38000 miles. Unacceptable"

Bob B., MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"the remote will not work and the repairs are over $1000. Just not worth the cost."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Door Ajar remains on in cold weather"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"I HAD NO PROBLEM. WAS A MANUFACTURER'S RECALL"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The muffler rusted through, which should not have happened at the age and mileage of the vehicle."

Richard W., NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Same as previous question. USB connection was horribly unreliable. Since replacing USB plug it is slightly unreliable. (Could be Apple iOS8)"

Patrick E., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Messaging no longer works though it worked for about a month when I first purchased the vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Resets while driving, have to stop truck to re-enter a navigation destination"

Ronald P., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Screen buttons vary in size from menu to menu. Some are hard to accurately "target" in a moving vehicle"

Ray T., TX (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"There are issues with the Bluetooth connection disconnecting for no reason"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The passenger side sensor was not working..."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"ALSO MANUFACTURER'S RECALL"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Had to be towed in because caliper broke on left front wheel"

Anonymous, HI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Break pedal goes 11/2 inches from the floor before stopping. Toyota states this is normal for this vehicle. They will not adjust them so it stops with 2 inches of play for stopping. I have to get it adjusted outside. My Prius has 2 inches of play for"

Richard F., NY (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Rotors had to be replaced"

Jeff T., AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"almost immediately after having brakes serviced. Turned out to be warped rotors."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Heat warps in the rotors. Can feel vibration when touching the brakes over 80 km per hour"

John R., AB (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"tacoma brake rotors are known for their warping, it's all over the internet. Braking was a horrible experience, but i replaced them with non-toyota rotors and haven't had a problem since."

Lance S., CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Every time I step on brakes I hear a clicking sound with my front brakes. This problem existed with my past 2009 Tacoma as well and Toyota knows about this issue and did nothing about it on their future trucks."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Springs or torsion bars

"weak rear springs replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"the leaf springs on the rear broke. We had added helper springs previously but had to get heavy duty ones that were not offered through Toyota. They are working great. Driver works in an open pit mine and carries a lot of equipment in back and there are a lot of deep.potholes"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering became stiff and clunky. Had to replace steering column, rack, and power steering pump"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"Developed a slight vibration at highway speed, Dealer re-balanced wheels and vibration went away"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Improperly functioning brake sensor caused inability to shift from Park to Reverse."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Some shifter control on or about the transmission's location was excessively rusted. Unit had to be replaced & problem was resolved."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Will shift rough when hard accelerating. Sometime grabs."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission pan gasket completely replaced and labor. Under extended warranty...no cost."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"I noticed the schussing sound within about 1-2 years of ownership. I told dealership about it, and they said they could not hear it, but I got it documented in a repair order. Last year it got real loud, they diagnosed it as a bad middle CV joint on the main driveshaft, and wanted $800 to repair. I talked to manager and Toyota saying it should have been covered under warranty since it was noted while under warranty. They only discounted repair cost to $400. I was not happy...at all!"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"During hard acceleration the truck vibrates, the dealer says that it is due to the heavy duty shocks"

Christopher R., FL (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Bad U-Joint"

Robert Sally G., NH (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator failed and had to be replaced; not on warranty."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Purchased truck and within 2 years of ownership noticed battery acid leaking from battery cap. Brought to Toyota and they did a LOAD TEST and it failed. They replaced with a 7 year battery. Within the next 3 1/2 years the second failed as well with same issue. Considering Toyota initially replaced a 7 year battery the warranty includes the first 2 years and balance is 3 1/2 years which means I still have to pay for another 5 years to replace with a 7 year battery again."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Leaking front shock replaced under extended warranty"

Randy B., SK (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Rear main seal was leaking and was fixed under extended warranty."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"This failure of an oxygen sensor is the first major repair issue I have experienced with 7 Tacomas owned over 28 years"

Douglas S., WI (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"O2 sensor had to be replaced shortly after warranty expired. Toyota was in no way sympathetic. Never have had this component fail ever especially a few miles past warranty. Toyota's attitude will cause to look elsewhere for my next truck."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Windows

"I have had to put 3 windshields in this truck in one year. My previous truck was a GMC I owned it for 12 years and 190000 miles and never put a windshield in it. The glass in the Toyota is too thin and fragile they need to put in thicker glass"

Joe K., CO (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"When the clutch started groaning each time it was engaged (Aug 2015), the dealer diagnosed that it needed to be replaced. That time, it was under warranty. Now, the clutch is groaning again"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"Not actually tiing belt but fan belt broke after 300 miles. had to be towed to delarship and new belt put on"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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